Kevin Callan

Kevin Callan

Kevin Callan is the author of fifteen books, including the best selling “The Happy Camper”, and the incredibly popular series of paddling guides. On a regular basis, he presents across North America and the U.K. and has been a key speaker at all the major outdoor events for over 25 years.Callan is also a frequent guest on radio and television and a regular contributor and columnist for Explore and CanoeRoots Magazine. He is a winner of several National Magazine Awards and film awards and was just listed one of the top 100 modern day explorers by the Canadian Geographical Society. He was also made Patron Paddler for Paddle Canada.


Posts by Kevin Callan


The Happy Camper’s Top 5 Canoe Trips in Kawartha Highlands – for the beginner

Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park has an incredible selection of paddle routes available for the beginner - or just someone who just doesn’t like portages. Here are my top 5 I seem to paddle more than any other options available in the park: Crab Lake – and Blueberry Mountain Crab Lake is much bigger than it first

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Kevin Callan Paddling with Dog

Paddling Home – An Epic Canoe Trip in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

After over 30 years living in the city of Peterborough I moved a few minutes north to the small hamlet of Bridgenorth. I got a small place across the road from Chemong Lake and the very first morning, through my bedroom window, I heard a loon call over the calm, misty lake. I was home.

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